Thoughts on Cloud User Interface Standards I’ve recently come across an article, It’s time for a Cloud UI Standard, which got me thinking about the evolution of cloud computing. The cloud started as the dream of a few visionary people, envisioning a world where computing can be sold like a utility, like electricity or water, available to all. Of course, this implies a certain level of democratization and standardization of services. But I wonder, does this really mean that everything has to be the same? Cloud computing has evolved quickly, and although at a relatively early stage of its development,
by cloudtweaks on February 28, 2012
by kiril on September 16, 2011
Windows 8: Microsoft Finally Unveils OS Designed With Cloud in Mind “Metro-style” user interface aside, upcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to feature some useful cloud capabilities while developers and top executives at Microsoft still decline to unveil its full cloud capacity. Most analysts focus on Windows 8´s ability to run all applications in full screen mode, just like all tablets do now, so the new operating system is developed with multiple devices in mind; it would run across desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, and even ultrabooks, a product that is still to hit the market and prove its worthiness.
by cloudtweaks on July 19, 2011
10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look 1) iSpaces CloudBrowser is a web browser within a browser that allows users to log in to the company’s platform from multiple computers while saving the state of their interface to the company’s data storage centers in the cloud. iSpaces runs on any Windows or Linux computer, with Mac coming soon, creating a virtual desktop that simplifies users’ everyday life by eliminating the need to reopen numerous browser tabs and web applications. Read more… 2) Zero PC ZeroPC provides deep integration with popular Web services to deliver a complete, integrated
by cloudtweaks on June 27, 2011
Does Your Organization Support Multiple Devices? In most companies, the common standard is to have the IT department choose the desktop/mobile OS and operating devices for the entire organization. This is done for compatibility and increased efficiency purposes. However, I am a personal supporter of the belief that users should decide what technology they want to use, if you have infrastructure that supports it and manage it successfully. Therefore, the IT department should make sure that all critical documents and apps are supported by all major browsers and are compatible with the main operating systems. I also like people to
by sourya on April 12, 2011
IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings IBM has made no secret about its ambitious plans in the cloud computing space (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO). It has put its money where its mouth is, investing in building up cloud computing capacities across the world (See: IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center to Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs). Now, in a step in this direction, IBM announced the development of “SmartCloud”, a cloud-based solution aimed at big businesses. Unlike other large players like Google and Amazon who
by cloudtweaks on October 29, 2010
Google Apps Part III – Google Apps Applications: The default applications available in Google Apps, in addition to mail, are Calendar, Documents and Sites. About 6 months back, Google launched Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Marketplace offers web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps. Email = Gmail No doubt that many of us had a chance to have our private (free) emails with a couple of service providers! Personally speaking about myself, I have experienced usa.net, lycos, hotmail, yahoomail etc., and now with Gmail. There is no second thought that the Gmail experience is the best among all.
by cloudtweaks on October 22, 2010
Open source cloud initiative embraces Microsoft virtualization platform. REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V provides organizations and service providers running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack. As part of the collaboration, Microsoft will provide architectural and technical guidance to Cloud.com. Cloud.com in turn will develop the code to support OpenStack on Windows Server 2008
by cloudtweaks on September 8, 2010
WebOS 2.0 – Mobile Cloud Computing There has been more and more talk regarding Cloud based operating systems and Mobile Cloud Computing. We have come across some WebOS 2.0 beta information and images. Many off these images can be found at wibozi.com and engadget.com. What we’ve noticed is that some of the direct cloud services that will be available in the WebOS 2.0 are: Google Doc, Box.net and Apples Mobile Me. In addition, you will be able to connect using VPNC via Ciscos – AnyConnect. This is a very interesting looking product and we’d expect a lot more discussions on